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James H.

Los Altos, CA

$75/hr

Top Tutor 4 HS/College - Mathematics, SAT/GRE, Economics

Background check passed as of 7/16/13
Usually responds in about 16 hours

Top Tutor 4 HS/College - Mathematics, SAT/GRE, Economics

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I am an excellent tutor for mathematics (from pre-algebra to advanced calculus and statistics) and economics/finance, both for high school and college students. I have a special skill for making math notation and concepts more easily understood, helping retention and test-taking skills considerably.

I am a patient, engaging tutor with an easy-going personal style. I am a semi-retired business professional with a great love for and interest in mathematics. I have Master's degrees in Mathematics (Stanford) and Economics (University of Santa Clara). I enjoy working with students and their teachers to ensure maximum benefit from our mutual investment in each student's success.

Testimonials

"Great tutor"

- Katia, Menlo Park, CA on 10/29/13

"Great session as usual with James"

- Bruce, Los Altos, CA on 9/18/13
Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Econometrics, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Computer:
Mathematica, Microsoft Excel
Business:
Accounting, Economics,
Finance,
GMAT,
GRE, Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Economics,
Geometry, Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GMAT,
GRE, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Economics,
Finance,
GMAT,
Microsoft Excel, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Economics

I have a Master's degree in Applied Economics from the University of Santa Clara. My specialty is in Microeconomics, but I am very familiar with all the major aspects of free-market economic theory, including Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Money & Banking and International Economics.

Finance

I have strong Financial background/experience: I am a Chartered Financial Analyst (Level I), I have a Master's degree in Applied Economics (including financial economics), and I have a CPA license.

I know the subject matter of finance well, including the mathematics of finance up through stochastic calculus for Black-Scholes / option pricing.

GMAT

I am an excellent tutor for GMAT preparation, specifically for the quantitative portion of the exam that covers data analysis, reasoning skills, pattern recognition and foundational algebra/calculus skills that are considered critical for most MBA programs.

I have an undergraduate degree in Mathematics (Santa Clara U), a Masters Degree in Engineering (Stanford) and a Masters degree from the Grad School of Business at Santa Clara U. For my own test results, I received at total score of 748 on the GMAT (97%+ range).

Precalculus

I have an Bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Santa Clara and a Master's degree in mathematics/engineering from Stanford University.

I'm a patient tutor with a positive, collaborative approach to building mathematical skills for algebra, pre-calculus, calculus (single variable) and advanced calculus (multi-variable).

Pre-calculus skills are very valuable for success on the mathematics section of the SAT exam and the SAT Math level 1/2 exams for advanced students.

SAT Math

I received a perfect score on the SAT math section. I have a master's degree in Mathematics from Stanford University. I am an amateur mathematician with a lifelong love of mathematics.

University of Santa Clara
Mathematics
Stanford University
Master's
Univeristy of Santa Clara
Master's

Education

University of Santa Clara (Mathematics)

Stanford University (Master's)

Univeristy of Santa Clara (Master's)

Great tutor — Jim has been tutoring my daughter for about 2 months, 2 hours per week. Her SAT is this coming Saturday. I feel like my daughter is as prepared as she can be, given the limited time she has to study. Jim has been great-- punctual, uplifting (which is very important for a teenager), all around professional and resourceful, helping her both address unanswered questions from her regular homework and ...

— Katia, Menlo Park, CA on 10/29/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 15 miles of Los Altos, CA 94024.


About James

I am an excellent tutor for mathematics (from pre-algebra to advanced calculus and statistics) and economics/finance, both for high school and college students. I have a special skill for making math notation and concepts more easily understood, helping retention and test-taking skills considerably.

I am a patient, engaging tutor with an easy-going personal style. I am a semi-retired business professional with a great love for and interest in mathematics. I have Master's degrees in Mathematics (Stanford) and Economics (University of Santa Clara). I enjoy working with students and their teachers to ensure maximum benefit from our mutual investment in each student's success.

Testimonials

"Great tutor"

- Katia, Menlo Park, CA on 10/29/13

"Great session as usual with James"

- Bruce, Los Altos, CA on 9/18/13
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Education

University of Santa Clara
Mathematics
Stanford University
Master's
Univeristy of Santa Clara
Master's

Education

University of Santa Clara (Mathematics)

Stanford University (Master's)

Univeristy of Santa Clara (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Los Altos, CA 94024

James’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Actuarial Science, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Econometrics, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Computer:
Mathematica, Microsoft Excel
Business:
Accounting, Economics,
Finance,
GMAT,
GRE, Microsoft Excel
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Economics,
Geometry, Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GMAT,
GRE, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Economics,
Finance,
GMAT,
Microsoft Excel, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for James H.

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